Overseas Filipino Workers Abroad and at HomeAdd to Lightbox Download
Rosalie Villanueva, 35, stands inside the Al Rahba Hospital where she works as a nurse in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Feb. 2007. Rosalie met her husband Christopher Villanueva while they were both OFWs working in Saudi Arabia. They both later got jobs in Abu Dhabi, but decided to leave one of their three children, Precious Lara, with Rosalie's parents in the Philippines. Isolation and damaged family relations due to time spent apart is one of the major sacrifices made by OFWs.